Music & Movies
What song would you choose to celebrate your life? Here are suggestions for funeral music as well as lists of the most popular sendoff songs. Also included are movies that focus on the topics of death and funerals
The Famous Last Words of the Famous - These farewell utterances are often ironic comments or an overconfident assertions. But one thing is true about famous last words – they are handed down and more so than not, show how people, even when facing their own mortality can retain a sense of humor to the end.
Fame, it comes with a lot of perks. The glitz and the glamor of stardom is the envy of many people, from the large paychecks to the adoration of fans. But for all the perks of infamy, there are downfalls. The invasion of privacy, the swarm of paparazzi, the bombardment of instant recognition and in some cases early death.
Thomas A. Dorsey - He’s written over 400 compositions, his songs have been performed by Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson and Jim Reeves. He’s been considered a leading blues pianist and dubbed The Godfather of Gospel Music, but perhaps his most famed composition is his 1956 melody Take My Hand, Precious Lord, which will now be celebrating its 80th anniversary on March 27, 2013.
Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole was a Hawaiian musician best known for his 1993 album Facing Future and the cover medley of Over the Rainbow and What A Wonderful World which was his most most popular song. Named one of the most popular funeral songs of all time it has been used in countless movies and television commercials.
Katharine Hepburn, nicknamed the first lady of cinema, was a true movie screen legend. She starred in over 45 movies and was nominated 12 times for an Academy Award (all for best actress) winning 4 all together, a feat no other actor has yet matched. She also starred on stage and did numerous television movies and miniseries throughout her more than 60 year career.
One of the greatest traits of the human species is our fondness for humor. Moments of hilarity, bouts of laughter, the glimpse of a smile, the knee-slapping, belly-grabbing, double-overing of comedy has for years acted as medication to ease us into a sense of security and comfort. It doesn’t matter if someone prefers slapstick comedy, intellectual humor, gallows wit or trivial irony, humor has a strange way of placating our ailments, which is probably why so many of us have taken to poking fun a
Which songs best define your life? For your send off do you want organ music played or a song that you yourself would never have listened to? Music is an important part of most people's lives and it is something to consider for your send off; what song do you want played? take a look at our Song Book for Your Life. As a registered user of mysendoff.com you can check out the links to Youtube and also download the song with the link to iTunes. mysendoff.com/...
Devine Intervention: An Offbeat Tale of Teen Angels in Training - Do guardian angels exist? A recent poll published in Time magazine revealed that 69 percent of Americans believe in angels, and 46 percent of that group believe they have a personal guardian angel